Opportunities In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages / Edition 1

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The last word on careers in ESL!

Get started in a career that has a promising future and is financially rewarding. Opportunities in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages provides you with a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures, and experience required to get started in teaching ESL.

This career-boosting book will help you:

  • Determine the specialty that's right for you, from teaching to exam preparation to administration
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of teaching English as a second language
  • Find out what kind of salary you can expect
  • Understand the daily routine of your chosen field
  • Focus your job search using industry resources


ESL teacher
• materials writer
• researcher
• test preparation instructor
• program coordinator
• curriculum developer

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071476102
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/26/2007
  • Series: Opportunities In...Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 0.41 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

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McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide.

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Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Acronyms     xi
What Is TESOL?     1
Difference between ESL and EFL
Employment outlook
Job settings
What makes a good ESL/EFL teacher?
What an ESL/EFL teacher does
Student profiles
At home or abroad?
Teaching the Teacher     15
ESL/EFL teacher training
The right qualifications
How to choose wisely
Training required
What level do you want to teach?
International teaching assistants
Picking your specialty
Learning the language
The cost of education
Ongoing professional development
What an ESL/EFL Teacher Does     29
Work versus play
Getting ahead
Administrative careers
Special interests
Salaries and Benefits     41
See the world
U.S. salaries
Canadian salaries
Money abroad
Benefits in the United States
Benefits in Canada
Benefits overseas
What does it all add up to?
Job Hunting     53
Do your homework
Joining professional associations
Help wanted
Job hunting online
Going to conferences
Employment agencies
The direct approach
Traveling "on spec." How to apply
Evaluating the job offer
U.S. and Canadian Teaching Jobs     711
Working conditions
Public schools
Postsecondary education
Adult education programs
Community colleges
Four-year colleges and universities
Private language schools
ESL inbilingual education
Refugee concerns
Educational technology
Resource centers
Going Overseas     81
Who can teach overseas?
The hiring process
Questions to ask
A word of caution
Personal restrictions
The real story
Opportunities Abroad     97
Who employs teachers overseas?
U.S. government programs
Canadian government programs
Universities' overseas programs
International schools
Foreign universities, colleges, and technical schools
Foreign government agencies
Private language schools
Private companies
Going home
Around the World     113
Learning from others
Western Europe
Central/Eastern Europe
Asia and the Far East
The Persian Gulf
North Africa
Other Middle Eastern countries
Central and South America
A word about etiquette
Job-Hunting and Online Resources     127
Job Contacts by Country     147
Teacher Training Programs     167
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